Lough Derg Pilgrimage 2018
The Elphin diocese’s third annual three-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg concluded on Sunday June 24th 2018.
As well as praying for our personal intentions we invoked God’s blessing on our parishes and diocese.
Owing to the lovely weather, the care and support of the Lough Derg Team and the presence of other pilgrims from around Ireland and further afield the pilgrimage turned out to be a very social as well as spiritual experience. Many of us look forward to participating again next year.
Persons interested in participating in our 2019 pilgrimage are encouraged to forward their name, email address and / 0r mobile number to Justin Harkin for inclusion in the 2019 Pilgrimage Reminder Service.
Justin can be contacted on his mobile: 087 6171526 or via his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Lough Derg
St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, is among the oldest centres of Christian Pilgrimage in Western Europe, dating back to the sixth century. It lies about four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal, in the Diocese of Clogher, and is renowned in Irish Christian tradition since the time of St. Patrick.
Lough Derg is a special place of peace and personal challenge and has been receiving pilgrims continuously for well over 1000 years.
For many it is also a place of great healing, an extraordinary place where profound communion between God and the individual takes place and usually is unseen and unheard by anyone except the person themselves.
Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018
On the weekend of Friday June 22nd to Sunday June 24th h 2018 a pilgrim group from the Elphin diocese will undertake the Lough Derg three-day pilgrimage.
The pilgrimage is reserved to adults over eighteen years of age who are in good health and who do not any disability or health condition that could give rise to difficulties for the person over the course of the pilgrimage.
Dates & Times:
|Friday June 22nd to Sunday June 24th 2018
Pilgrims are asked to be at the Island for 1 pm on Friday June 22nd.
|Fr. Gerard Cryan (Summerhill College, Sligo).|
|Information on Lough Derg:
|Please visit: www.loughderg.org
|Please consult the Lough Derg Three Day Brochure by clicking here.|
|Cost per person
|Senior Citizen’s: €70.00
Other Adults: €75.00
Payable on bus or, for those travelling by car, on arrival at Lough Derg.
Travel to and from Lough Derg
Pilgrims are welcome to make their own travel arrangements to and from Lough Derg
Pilgrim Bus Schedule and Booking Arrangement
Subject to demand the following bus service will be provided.
|St. Michael’s Church||14.15||€35.00|
|08.50||Ballyforan||St. Joseph’s Church||13.55||€35.00|
|09.05||Athleague||St. Patrick’s Church||13.40||€35.00|
|09.20||Roscommon||Sacred Heart Church Car Park||13.30||€35.00|
|9.45||Tulsk||Tulsk Filling Station||13.10||€30.00|
|10.20||Boyle||St. Joseph’s Church||12.45||€30.00|
* Rest Stop *
|11.15||Sligo||Summerhilll College Car Park||12.10||€25.00|
|11.35||Drumcliffe||St. Colmcille’s Church||11.50||€25.00|
|12.00||Grange||Church of Mary Immaculate||11.30||€25.00|
|12.15||Cliffoney||Church of St. Molaise||11.15||€25.00|
|13.30||Lough Derg||Lough Derg Car Park||10.00-||–||–|
| To reverse a place on the bus please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / email@example.com before Tuesday June 19th.
Places on a first-come first-served basis.
Please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / firstname.lastname@example.org .